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ID number P00997.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Maker Elliott & Fry (Photographer)
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916
Physical description Black & white


Group portrait of officers of the 37th Battalion before the Battalion left for France in November 1916. Identified standing in the back row, from left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Sydney Henry Birrell from Woodland, Victoria; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Harold Carlyle Parker from Hastings, Victoria who later died on 20 January 1917 of wounds while a prisoner of war at Bavarian Field Hospital, Lambersart, Lille, France; 2nd Lt Alan May Murdoch from Camberwell, Victoria; 2nd Lt Robert Keith Mcdougall from Kew, Victoria; 2nd Lt William Francis Robertson from Milawa, Victoria who was later killed in action on 7 June 1917 at Ploegsteert, Belgium; Lt Thomas Aubrey Meader from Royal Park, Victoria who died of disease on 16 November 1918; Lt Joseph Aloysius Carrodus from Abbotsford, Victoria; and 2nd Lt Philip Lewis Aitken from Toorak, Victoria. Identified standing in the middle row, from left to right: 2nd Lt James Charles Todd from Newmarket, Victoria; Captain (Capt) Ferdinand Charles Heberle from Elsternwick, Victoria; Capt Frederick Gore Moule from Melbourne, Victoria who later died of wounds on 8 October 1917 at Broodseinde, Belgium; Lt Cedric Holt Cerutty from Oakleigh, Victoria; Capt John Augustus Clarebrough from Middle Park, Victoria; Lt Percy Gilchrist Towl from Melbourne who later died of wounds on 8 September 1918 near Peronne, France; Lt Robert Cuthbert Grieve from Brighton, Victoria; Lt Francis De Conrey Mann from Murtoa, Victoria; Lt Cedric Vernon Kellway from St Kilda, Victoria; Lt Edward James Cox from Middle Park, Victoria; and Capt Wilfred Lawson Allen from Albury, NSW. Identified sitting in the front row, from left to right: Capt John Smythe Yule (Medical Officer) from Richmond, Victoria; Capt James Arthur Lambden from Ascot Vale, Victoria; Major (Maj) Charles Bennett Story from North Carlton, Victoria (later Commanding Officer of the 37th Battalion); Maj Ernest Knox-Knight from Armadale, Victoria who was killed in action on 10 August 1918 near Villers Bretonneux, France while commanding the 37th Battalion; Lieutenant Colonel Frederick George Woods from Hawthorn, Victoria, Commanding Officer; Capt Ernest Simeon Wilson from Brunswick, Victoria; Capt William John Symons, VC from Brunswick who had been awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at Lone Pine, Gallipoli; Capt William Francis Robertson from Albert Park, Victoria (later Commanding Officer of the 37th Battalion); and Capt Chaplain Arthur Irving Davidson from Camberwell, Victoria.